Jan 20, 2019 1:00 PM

Youth USA Bowling Blastoff A family fun day at the bowling center with FREE bowling, raffle prizes, music, and more Parkway Lanes is proud to announce they will be hosting a USA Bowling Blastoff, inviting the community to bring their children aged 5-14 for a FREE celebration of bowling and family fun. Blastoff celebration activities include free bowling, a DJ, face painter, free arcade games, great prizes and more.  The USA Bowling Blastoff will be held at Parkway Lanes located at 1280 Fletcher Pkwy., El Cajon, CA 92020 on January 20, 2019. Space is limited, be sure to register online to save your child’s spot today. 

Dec 01, 2018 8:00 AM

The Explorer Program provides enrichment opportunities to all student in Cajon Valley Union School District, while recovering one day of excused or unexcused absences. The Saturday Explorer Program provides multiple options to meet the needs and interests of each child whether it is through coding, art, engineering makerspace/woodshop and other exciting offerings. This program is available to all students in grades 1st to 8th. All students currently enrolled in the Cajon Valley Union School District are eligible to join us on Best Saturday Ever.    Hours: 8am - 12:30pm (Lunch Included)   Dates: 10/6/2018, 11/3/2018, 12/1/2018, 1/26/2019, 2/23/2019, 3/9/2019, 4/6/2019*, 5/11/2019   PLEASE REGISTER FOR ONE (1) CLASS PER SATURDAY PER STUDENT. DUPLICATE REGISTRATIONS WILL BE DELETED.  STUDENTS REGISTERD FOR CODING, PLEASE BRING YOUR CHROMEBOOK.  * Our April 6th Explorer, will be at Greenfield Middle School to celebrate our district’s TEDx event. Greenfield Middle School - 1495 Greenfield Dr, El Cajon, CA 92021

Dec 31, 2018 9:00 PM

Que Venga El Año Nuevo 2019! - New Year's Eve in the City 2019 San Francisco in a unique City and your New Year's Eve should be a unique experience. Come join us as we say good bye to the old, ring in the new with cheers to the fabulous possibilities of a New Year!  Come Celebrate in Downtown San Francisco! Bring in the New Year in the City!     Countdown 2019! New Year's Eve 2019 Features:-World Class DJS -Large Bar-Premium Party Favors, Noise Makersand LED Foam Sticks-Balloon Drop The Music:  Dancefloor 1:  Salsa / Merengue / Reggaeton / Old School / Hip Hop / Top 40 DJ's TBD Area 2: Outdoor Deck ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Cadillac Bar 44 Ninth Street San Francisco, CA 9410321+ |  Evening Attire Required | 9pm-1:30am NYE 2019Things to Keep in mind:- Our New Year's Eve Parties always sell out.- Upscale, Chic, Cocktail and Evening Attire ALWAYS Enforced.- Make sure to purchase your tickets early to ensure entry.- No ball caps, t-shirts, unkept jeans, sneaker will not be permitted- Prices are subject to change  and will increase as we approach a sell out.- All Sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. Terms & conditions All tickets are final sale and cannot be exchanged or refunded. In the case of an event cancellation without a rescheduled date, a full refund will be automatically issued to each patron on the credit card used to purchase. By purchasing a ticket to this event, you agree to this purchase policy. Before purchasing your tickets, we urge you to confirm the title, time and location of the event. Answers to FAQ:-ID is Required 21+ to enter-Coat Check is available-Dress Code  - Chic Cocktail Attire is required (no sneakers), Semi Formal Preferred-Upgrades are possible at the door while they last-Limited Number of Tickets will be available at the door

Nov 30, 2018 7:00 PM

Family Jam: A Shasta Fire Benefit ft. The Mother Hips & Achilles WheelEvent InfoFriday, November 30 @ El Rey Theater (Chico, CA)$25 in Advance // $30 at the doorAll Ages 7:00 PM Door Time // 8:00 PM Show TimePresented by KZFR 90.1 FM & Funk Art Productions Performing Artists• The Mother Hips• Achilles WheelFundraiserTicket and raffle proceeds go to Shasta Regional Community Fund benefiting families impacted by the Carr Fire. Purchase your tickets today and join us for a night of amazing music helping a great cause! Big raffle to win a painted/signed guitar!

Dec 05, 2018 7:00 PM

Tis’ the season to revel in the vibes of incredible Indigenous music and art, while supporting a worthy cause.  The amazing artist line-up ranges from powwow dancers to Métis jiggers, storytellers to soulful blues, spoken-word to hip-hop. Oh! And don't forget your dancing shoes, as the night will end with an open dance floor and the incredible beats of DJ Kookum.           COME ONE COME ALL.  Also featured: A silent auction, tarot card reader, light refreshments, and a cash bar. This is a 19+ event. Funds raised will be twofold: You will be supporting Madelaine McCallum's healing journey through cancer, and also helping bring her story to the world through documentary film Dancing Through. Learn more about Madelaine and her story here: www.DancingThrough.org Doors open at 7pm / Performances start at 7:30pm / The Wise Hall located at 1882 Adanac Street / $25 online / $30 at door / 19+ Emcee: Wesley King                                                        Artist line-up: Murray Porter: This Mohawk piano player from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory brings his culture and history to the masses through his music. With a mix of blues, country and humour, Porter’s gravelly, soulful voice sings not only of the history and contemporary stories of the Indigenous Peoples of North America, but also universal themes of love and being lost and found. He has spent over 35 years travelling the world and playing his self-taught unique style of foot-stomping, hand-clapping blues on the piano.  https://www.reverbnation.com/murrayportermusic JB the First Lady: Jerilynn Webster, aka JB the First Lady, is a member of the Nuxalk & Onondaga Nations. She is a Vancouver-based hip-hop and spoken word artist, beat-boxer, cultural dancer and youth educator. With four studio albums under her belt, JB sees her songs as a way of capturing oral history, and isn’t afraid to write lyrics that speak to challenging subjects like residential schools and missing and murdered indigenous women. https://www.jbthefirstlady.ca/ Snotty Nose Rez Kids: An Indigenous hip hop duo currently based out of Vancouver, BC. Proudly hailing from the Haisla Nation, SNRK creates music that pays homage to their upbringing on the Rez in Kitimaat Village while also touching upon larger themes related to Indigenous identity, politics and resistance in ways that engage a diverse audience. https://snottynoserezkids.com/ DJ O SHOW: Hailing from the Squamish Nation, DJ O Show brings 8+ years of experience to the industry. She has dedicated herself to her passion of music, chiselling out her niche as a female hip-hop and R&B DJ. Orene Askew, aka O Show, is a Squamish Nation council member, motivational speaker, and DJ teacher. “Diversity Makes Beautiful Music” is a motto that she lives by. http://www.djoshow.com/  DJ Kookum: Cheyanna Kootenhayoo also known as DJ Kookum is a Dene/Cree DJ and filmmaker. She is a member of the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, originally from Cold Lake First Nations and is based out of Vancouver, BC. This hip-hop, rap, trap, r&b, edm DJ is also a resident DJ at the Biltmore Cabaret Friday nights and was nominated for break out DJ of the year at the Golden Owl Awards. https://www.djkookum.com/ Kin Balam: Balam Santos a.k.a. Kin Balam is from the Indigenous lands of Cuxkatan, Nekepio, El Salvador. Flamenco, Latin American, Indigenous Mesoamerican, Afro Latin Jazz, and Hip Hop are all the elements that makeup the powerful fabric of his new yet ancient rooted musical style. All of it together speaks as one heart, one voice, in one language - the language of our humanity. https://soundcloud.com/kinbalam    

Dec 02, 2018 6:00 PM

We are excited to invite you to our annual year-end Ta'leef Benefit event on Sunday, December 2nd, from 6-10pm. The evening will include a dinner reception and a look ahead at Ta'leef in 2019 and beyond with two of our teachers Vinny Ferraro (internationally recognized Wellness Teacher) and the beloved Shaykh Allauddin El-Bakri. We hope you'll join us for a lively evening of musical reception, community, and a look at what's ahead for Ta'leef Collective! FeaturingShaykh Allaudin El-BakriVinny Ferraro Where43170 Osgood Rd, Fremont, CA 94539 Cost$25/adultChildcareAges 4 to 11 ($10 per child, dinner included)

Mar 24, 2019 3:30 PM

Hello to all fans of Mariachi Music in the great Northern California! Welcome to the Mariachi Festival de Sacramento! BEFORE YOU PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS, PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE CHANGED THE DATE OF THIS EVENT TO MARCH 24, 2019. IF YOU ARE OK WITH THIS DATE, PROCEED WITH YOUR PURCHASE. We will present you a fantastic lineup of performers! GRUPO BELLA, MARIACHI LAS COLIBRI, DINORAH with MARIACHI NUEVO MEXICO and for the first time in Sacramento, MARIACHI ANGELES DE PEPE MARTINEZ JR, who will be including in their performances, a tribute to JUAN GABRIEL! Come over and enjoy live the most beautiful Mariachi Music and the wonderful compositions of El Divo De Juarez. As openers for this wonderful concert, enjoy the majestic perfomance of  BALLET FOLCLORICO DE SACRAMENTO, as well as local and very talented singers that will mezmerize you, like Veronica Esparza, Beatriz Peregrina and Marcos Ramos, as well as the students of Instituto Musart.  Food, Drinks and Artesany from Mexico will be available for purchase.  PART OF OUR PROCEEDS WILL GO AS A DONATION FOR THE NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION "THE CHILDREN'S HOME" of Sacramento. This event will take place at the Sottish Rite Masonic Center in Sacramento.6151 H Street, Sacramento, CA 95819 Doors open at 2:00 PM Presented by: Dinorah Entertainment and Life Entertainment. Viva La Musica Mexicana! Viva El Mariachi!!

Dec 13, 2018 8:00 PM

Media Alert: 6th Annual "La Pastorela de Sacramento " Holiday Musical, Four Performances Only at Oak Park's Historic Guild Theater  Dec. 13-16                           (Sacramento, CA) The Latino Center of Art and Culture (LCAC), Sacramento’s non-profit Latino art and cultural center, presents the 6th Annual “La Pastorela de Sacramento,” a popular holiday musical for kids and adults alike. This Pastorela is a clear-eyed example of political theater mixed with cultural traditions mixed with hope and holiday spirit. WHAT:  6th Annual La Pastorela de Sacramento DATES:  Thursday-Sunday, Dec.13-16, 2018 LOCATION: The Guild Theater (Oak Park), 2828 35th Street, Sacramento, CA 95817 8 PM  December 13, 2018 - Special "Oak Park Night" ($10-Adults, $5 -Kids under 12)* (Pre-show Posada procession  with El Coro de Sacramento 7:30 PM )* 8 PM  December 14-15, 2018  (Pre-show Posada procession  with El Coro de Sacramento 7:30 PM )* 2 PM  December 16, 2018  matinee (Pre-show Posada procession  with El Coro de Sacramento 1:30 PM)*  TIX: $15-Adults, $5-Children under 12 * In partnership with Oak Park Neighborhood Association(OPNA). Discounted adult tix - please bring proof of Oak Park address.   All TIX available at Eventbrite : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/6th-annual-la-pastorela-de-sacramento-tickets-52236905992 and at the LCAC, 2700 Front St., Sacramento 95818 Event Info: 916-446-5133   [email protected] www.TheLatinoCenter.com The LCAC will have a holiday mercado in the theater lobby, along with snacks and drinks.   “La Pastorela de Sacramento” is a modern bilingual musical of Mexico’s traditional Christmas pageant. Satirical, poignant, moralistic, sly and romantic, with contemporary AND timeless subject matter. La Pastorela draws directly from current affairs in the best tradition of magical realism. The Latino Center of Art & Culture (LCAC) showcases talented local artists offering Sacramento a musical perfect for the spirit of the season. Director, Nicole Limón, says " We welcome all people--families, students, everyone!-- to come together--knowledge is power."  The transformation of contemporary recognizable figures into four "shepherds" is a new twist. Armando, a young developer about to score a major contract in Oak Park; Carmela, a Sacramento-born former Hollywood starlet who lost everything when she refused to sleep with her producer; Juan, an Afghanistan war vet with PTSD, and Gila, a college student and homeless advocate face their moral dilemmas. They have to work together to help a homeless family (Mary and Joseph characters)  and save the world from “fire, famine and pestilence”. The finale, a dramatic battle of good VS. evil, has audiences erupting into boos, cheers and song. Written by Marie Acosta (LCAC Executive Director/San Francisco Mime Troupe alum), and Tomas Benitez (Plaza del La Raza/Teatro Café) the lively play brings together professional actors and community players. Original songs amplify the visual power of the show, which uses low-tech magic to great effect.  "At the end, when the undocumented family (Mary, Joseph and the Baby Jesus) came up on stage with the procession of actors and singers and other children, there were tears in my eyes. Why? Because the play really succeeded in making me feel that it is a sin - in the only sense of that word that I actually believe in - not to take care of other people, not to protect the weakest among us."    -  After show comment by playgoer from NYC                                                                            ~~~ *El Coro de Sacramento is a bi-lingual choir formed in 2017, directed by Carlos Mario Kandia. They perform songs of hope and resistance-- songs from the Chicano Civil Rights Movement and other social movements from Latin America and the United States. the repertoire is primarily from the ‘60s and ‘70s, songs which inspired and informed students, farmworkers and community activists including: “Quihubo Raza!,” “El Picket Sign,” “No Nos Moveran,” “Huelga En General,” “Un Son Para Mi Pueblo,” “Give Peace a Chance,” “We Shall Overcome” and “Blowin’ In the Wind.” For the Pastorela , there will be Spanish language Christmas favorites!

Dec 08, 2018 1:00 PM

DRUMMM Rhythmic Events proudly presents...TWO Workshops with Master Drummer Bolokada Condé in Berkeley! Master Drummer Bolokada Condé (from Guinea, West Africa) is a true cultural ambassador. He will be returning to the Bay Area in December to share his fun and unique teaching style!Saturday, December 8th at Gamelan Sekar Jaya Studio in Berkeley, CATwo Workshops: 1-3 PM and 4-6 PM (all levels welcome for either/both workshops)$30 Advance/$35 Door for ONE workshop$50 advance/$60 Door for BOTH workshopsBring your Djembe or Rent one for $5 per workshop Space is limited. Register online with Eventbrite or send check to "DRUMMM" at 1414 Liberty St, El Cerrito, CA 94530.ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOME!!Bolokada's time is short in the Bay Area, be sure to take advantage of his being here!Don't miss this opportunity to get djembe and dunun instruction from one of the Masters of Mandingue music and culture! Bolokada Conde is a master among masters, and one of the richest treasures of Malinke music and folklore on earth. Dive deep into Malinke rhythms where Bolokada Conde will teach djembe and dunun parts, while sharing cultural history and stories, solo phrases, along with all the nuances that are paramount to this type of music. He will have his latest CDs and maybe even a djembe or 3 for sale.Bring your pad and paper! Audio recording is OK. Video recording is prohibited. Bolokaka will also be teaching in Redwood City and Bencia. Contact [email protected] for more info. More about "Bolo": Bolokada Conde is true Master Djembefola (master drummer), expert of Malinke Rhythms and one of world’s best djembe players.Bolokada was a young musical prodigy who became a sensation in the Sankaran region of Guinea, West Africa. As a master folklorist, he was the premier djembe player in all the major village celebrations in the region for many years. Bolokada joined the world famous Les Percussion du Guinee to replace the legendary Mamoudy Keita as their lead drummer. He traveled and performed in major performance venues all over the world since 1996 and was featured in the IMAX movie PULSE: a Stomp Odyssey.Since 2004, he has been performing and teaching in the United States. He is the musical director and lead soloist of Ballet Waraba in North Carolina, Ballet Wassa-Wassa in Santa Cruz, California and Les Percussion Malinke in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has conducted percussion workshop all over the US and Europe.He has released four musical CD's including Morowaya, Sankaran, Djiraworo, and Famille Dundunba, and is the subject of a documentary "Bolokada Conde- Malinke Village Djembefola”. Condé is an Artist Associate at the Robert E. Brown Center For World Music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, having previously been a visiting lecturer/teacher from 2008 to 2011.Mamady Keita, the best known djembe player in the world, calls Bolokada “A brilliant and entertaining performer, a patient and precise teacher, and as one of the few masters of his instrument. Few others are able to captivate his audience as he does, an even fewer are able to clearly and concisely teach this music."Check out Bolo and Mamady together! https://www.youtube.com/watch?44&v=ofRjsLsdVtQMore about Bolokada at:http://www.facebook.com/bolokada.condehttps://www.facebook.com/BolokadaConde2016https://www.drumconnection.com/workshops/bababra-bangoura-workshops/bolokada-conde-workshops Contact Jeni Swerdlow for more info - [email protected] - 510-316-2850 - www.drummm.com For info about Bolokada's other workshops in Benicia and Redwood City contact [email protected]

Nov 29, 2018 6:00 PM

“Euterpe at Play / Euterpe Comediante”: a genre-bending exploration of musical responses to Spanish Golden Age lyric poetry. A hundred years before Shakespeare shook the English stage, and for a hundred years after, poets and playwrights were writing and presenting comedias (tragic and comic plays in Spanish) to rapt audiences in Spain and the Américas. Our event is an exploration of the lyric side of this magnificent repertory, still very little known in the English-speaking world. Euterpe presides over this concert because she is the Muse of lyric poetry. Much of the original music for the comedias was never written down. Over Fall Quarter 2018, UCLA students will work with community members, scholars, and renowned artists in several traditions to recuperate and reimagine how the songs and lyric passages from the comedias might sound. On the afternoon of 29 November, we will present a symposium featuring Álvaro Torrente, professor at the Universidad complutense de Madrid; Barbara Fuchs, professor in the UCLA Departments of English and Spanish & Portuguese, and director of The Comedia in Translation and Performance Working Group; and Elisabeth Le Guin, professor of Musicology at UCLA. At 6:00pm that same night, the UCLA Early Music Ensemble will present a concert featuring Spanish Renaissance music original to the comedias, side by side with creative re-imaginings of songs and scenes through Mexican son jarocho and original hip hop stylings. The concert will feature guitarist Eloy Cruz, professor at Mexico’s Escuela nacional de música, and members of Son del Centro, a son jarocho activist group from Santa Ana, CA. In preparation for the concert, EME members will work with the chicana/Australian hip hop sensation Maya Jupiter, and viola da gamba virtuoso Niccolo Seligmann. Mexican player and scholar of historical plucked instruments (lute, vihuela, Baroque guitars, folk guitars), student of Guillermo Flores (guitar), Isabelle Villey (vihuela). Mr. Cruz has collaborated with chamber groups in Spain and the United States, and is a founding member of La Fontegara and Tembembe Ensamble Continuo, two of the premiere early music groups in Mexico. His recordings include music from the 16th-21st centuries, on the Erato, Urtext, Meridian, Sony, and Alia Vox labels. His publications include the book “La Casa de los Once Muertos. Historia y repertorio de la Guitarra.” He is a professor of guitar and chamber music in the Escuela Nacional de Música at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in Mexico City, and has given master classes and special courses in Costa Rica, Uruguay, Colombia and the USA. In 2011 he was Visiting Professor at the University of Michigan. Born in La Paz, Mexico to a Mexican Father and Turkish Mother, Maya grew up in Sydney, Australia. It was in Sydney’s Western Suburbs where she first fell in love with Hip Hop. Maya’s love of writing rhymes helped her express her fear, pain, joy and hope as a teenager and later on, she realized the power music held in using it as a tool to make a positive difference in her community. It is with this ideal that she co-founded Artivist Entertainment, an entertainment company committed to creating and supporting art and music that inspires positive social change alongside Quetzal Flores, Veronica Gonzales, Alberto Lopez and Aloe Blacc. http://www.mayajupiter.com/#about Son del Centro is the performance wing of the son jarocho workshop at El Centro Cultural de México in Santa Ana, CA. The group maintains the centuries-old tradition of son jarocho — music for plucked strings, dancers, and singers from the Veracruz region of Mexico — while exploring its new potentials as a music of social activism and artistic fusion. https://www.facebook.com/sondelcentrocultural/ Made possible by the David and Irmgard Dobrow Fund. Classical music was a passion of the Dobrows, who established a generous endowment at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music to make programs like this possible. We are proud to celebrate this program as part of the 2017-2018 Dobrow Series. Co-sponsored by The UCLA Center for Musical Humanities.

Nov 29, 2018 1:30 PM

“Euterpe at Play / Euterpe Comediante”: a genre-bending exploration of musical responses to Spanish Golden Age lyric poetry. A hundred years before Shakespeare shook the English stage, and for a hundred years after, poets and playwrights were writing and presenting comedias (tragic and comic plays in Spanish) to rapt audiences in Spain and the Américas. Our event is an exploration of the lyric side of this magnificent repertory, still very little known in the English-speaking world. Euterpe presides over this concert because she is the Muse of lyric poetry. Much of the original music for the comedias was never written down. Over Fall Quarter 2018, UCLA students will work with community members, scholars, and renowned artists in several traditions to recuperate and reimagine how the songs and lyric passages from the comedias might sound. On the afternoon of 29 November, we will present a symposium featuring Álvaro Torrente, professor at the Universidad complutense de Madrid; Barbara Fuchs, professor in the UCLA Departments of English and Spanish & Portuguese, and director of The Comedia in Translation and Performance Working Group; and Elisabeth Le Guin, professor of Musicology at UCLA. At 6:00pm that same night, the UCLA Early Music Ensemble will present a concert featuring Spanish Renaissance music original to the comedias, side by side with creative re-imaginings of songs and scenes through Mexican son jarocho and original hip hop stylings. The concert will feature guitarist Eloy Cruz, professor at Mexico’s Escuela nacional de música, and members of Son del Centro, a son jarocho activist group from Santa Ana, CA. In preparation for the concert, EME members will work with the chicana/Australian hip-hop sensation Maya Jupiter, and viola da gamba virtuoso Niccolo Seligmann. Mexican player and scholar of historical plucked instruments (lute, vihuela, Baroque guitars, folk guitars), student of Guillermo Flores (guitar), Isabelle Villey (vihuela). Mr. Cruz has collaborated with chamber groups in Spain and the United States, and is a founding member of La Fontegara and Tembembe Ensamble Continuo, two of the premiere early music groups in Mexico. His recordings include music from the 16th-21st centuries, on the Erato, Urtext, Meridian, Sony, and Alia Vox labels. His publications include the book “La Casa de los Once Muertos. Historia y repertorio de la Guitarra.” He is a professor of guitar and chamber music in the Escuela Nacional de Música at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in Mexico City, and has given master classes and special courses in Costa Rica, Uruguay, Colombia and the USA. In 2011 he was Visiting Professor at the University of Michigan. Born in La Paz, Mexico to a Mexican Father and Turkish Mother, Maya grew up in Sydney, Australia. It was in Sydney’s Western Suburbs where she first fell in love with Hip Hop. Maya’s love of writing rhymes helped her express her fear, pain, joy, and hope as a teenager and later on, she realized the power music held in using it as a tool to make a positive difference in her community. It is with this ideal that she co-founded Artivist Entertainment, an entertainment company committed to creating and supporting art and music that inspires positive social change alongside Quetzal Flores, Veronica Gonzales, Alberto Lopez and Aloe Blacc. http://www.mayajupiter.com/#about Son del Centro is the performance wing of the son jarocho workshop at El Centro Cultural de México in Santa Ana, CA. The group maintains the centuries-old tradition of son jarocho — music for plucked strings, dancers, and singers from the Veracruz region of Mexico — while exploring its new potentials as a music of social activism and artistic fusion. https://www.facebook.com/sondelcentrocultural/ Made possible by the David and Irmgard Dobrow Fund. Classical music was a passion of the Dobrows, who established a generous endowment at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music to make programs like this possible. We are proud to celebrate this program as part of the 2017-2018 Dobrow Series. Co-sponsored by The UCLA Center for Musical Humanities.

Nov 25, 2018 10:00 AM

WHAT IS THE TOFURKY TROT?The Tofurky Trot is a family-friendly 5k (3.1 mile) fun run, trot, or walk open to all levels of physical fitness, followed by a vegan food fest featuring local and national vendors, speakers, and music (no separate ticket purchase necessary for food fest). Prizes and medals will be awarded to the first adult and child finishers, to the person wearing the best costume, and to the cutest dog! All runners will receive a Tofurky Trot tote-bag filled with coupons and swag. T-shirts will be available to purchase. Please note that runners will receive bibs and a race clock will be present at the finish line; the race will not be chip timed. WHO IS ORGANIZING THE TOFURKY TROT? The LA Tofurky Trot is organized by the Factory Farming Awareness Coalition (FFAC), an educational non-profit empowering people to help save animals, the environment, and our own health through our daily food choices. All proceeds from the Tofurky Trot benefit FFAC's humane education program. Tofurky is the principal sponsor of the Tofurky Trot. WHAT IS THE VEGAN FOOD FEST?  All Tofurky Trot participants will receive free early admission to the post-trot Fall Vegan Food Fest from 11am-3pm featuring some of LA's favorite vegan food vendors, as well as other local and national companies and organizations, including: Tofurky GT's Kombucha Imperfect Produce Pies by Domonic Word of Mouth Food Truck Compton Vegan Mama's International Tamales Nelly's Organics The Acai Tribe Evolution Burger Avocada Mama El Machete Farm Fresh To You Unisoy Vegan Jerky Young Scent Orgain Harmless Harvest The Yogurt Shoppe Leche Company Love "An Amaro Pizzeria" Upscale Vegan Barefoot Books Los Angeles Animal Save Snapea Stickers ZYIA With Dezi Brother Wolf Animal Rescue Everlasting Vegan Events Collars For A Cause The Food Fest opens at noon for those who didn't register for the Trot. FOOD FEST SPEAKERS Everyone will have the opportunity to hear fantastic speakers and performers at the Vegan Food Fest: Jasmin Singer, co-founder and co-host of Our Hen House, Senior Editor at VegNews Magazine, and author of Always Too Much and Never Enough Chef Babette, a vegan comford food specialist, health advocate, and owner of Stuff I Eat - vegan cuisine in Inglewood Megan Sadd, chef, writer, and creator of Carrots & Flowers Annette Conlon, singer & songwriter RACE DETAILS Pre-Race Group Yoga: 9:00-9:30am, November 25th, 2018 Race Start Time: 10 am, November 25th, 2018 Location: Griffith Park Crystal Springs Picnic Area (south end of picnic area). Parking entrance near the Park Film Office, 4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles 90027 On-site race Registration: 8:00-9:45am November 25th Advance packet pickup will be held on Saturday, November 24th, from 3:00-6:00pm at the Fleet Feet Sports store in Burbank, CA (1516 West Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91506). This is a fun, family-friendly event! Well-behaved dogs on a short leash are welcome to join the fun. We will have water stations for humans and dogs alike.    VOLUNTEERS GREATLY APPRECIATED! We need lots of volunteers for all different kinds of roles at the Tofurky Trot! If you'd like to help out at the event, please fill out this form.   SET UP A FUNDRAISING PAGE AND WIN PRIZES! Set up your own fundraising page for your chance to WIN fantastic prizes from Vegan Essentials, Vegan Cuts, and Veestro! All proceeds benefit the Factory Farming Awareness Coalition (FFAC) and Kindred Spirits Care Farm. Click here to create your personal fundraising page!